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July 27, 2013


Clipping: Love Ball Riviera, Monaco, 27 July 2013

by Claudio




Royal in red! Natalia Vodianova stuns in crimson dress at Love Ball in Monaco while Princess Charlene glows in pink lace
PUBLISHED: 19:29 EST, 27 July 2013 | UPDATED: 19:29 EST, 27 July 2013

As one of the world’s most highly paid supermodels, Natalia Vodianova certainly has looks and money – but she also has a generous heart, as she proved on Saturday by hosting a charity ball in Monaco.
The 31-year-old shone in a red floor-length gown as she welcomed high profile guests to the 1960s Riviera themed Love Ball, which was held in the Opera Garnier at the Casino de Monte-Carlo.
The mother-of-three flashed a vermilion smile as she posed on the red carpet alongside celebrities and dignitaries, including Princess Charlene of Monaco and her husband Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The princess looked radiant in an ethereal strapless pale pink lace number – the perfect foil for Natalia’s daring look.
Looking ebullient, Vodianova smiled for the cameras next to her boyfriend Antoine Arnault, son of billionaire LVMH founder Bernard Arnault.
Her shoulder-length blonde hair styled in tight curls, Russian-born Vodianova showed off her tiny waist in a structured corset, which skimmed her hips and eventually gave way to a full skirt.
The dress was embellished with a mesh neckline, leaving room for nothing but a simple pearl necklace.
A rectangular red clutch and diamond bracelet were the only other additions to the outfit.
Choosing not to overshadow her hostess, Princess Charlene opted for a much subtler look.
With barely-there make-up, glowing skin and hair slicked back from the face, Charlene looked effortlessly beautiful.
Her strapless pale pink gown and total lack of jewellery only served to highlight her toned swimmers physique, while Prince Albert looked dapper in a black dinner jacket and bow tie.
Other guests included U2 frontman and philanthropist Bono, who attended with his wife Ali Hewson and 24-year-old daughter Jordan.
Tennis ace Novak Djokovic appeared with girlfriend Jelena Ristic, who was elegant in cobalt blue, while model-turned-photographer Astrid Munoz, 38, stood out in a pretty red and white floral gown.
Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino, Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and English socialite Tamara Veroni also showed up to the glittering event.
Guests were treated to dinner, live entertainment provided by Russian opera, ballet and classical music stars, as well a charity auction.
Items up for grabs included a trip to Monaco complete with Louis Vuitton luggage, Christian Dior couture, a Riviera diamond necklace from Russian jewelers Yana and an internship under Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel in Paris.
Vodianova hosts the Love Ball each year to raise awareness for The Naked Heart Foundation, which she founded in 2006 to help disadvantaged and special-needs children in Russia.

via DailyMailUK


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